Friday, March 13, 2015

Social activist urges support for starved farmers

Father Edwin Gariguez launches campaign to provide land, teach sustainable farming practices
Father Edwin Gariguez of Caritas Philippines launches a Share Lent campaign, called Sow Much Love To Give, at St. Patrick's Parish hall Feb. 18. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
A priest who was once on the Philippine military's hit list as an anti-mining activist has turned a spotlight to another social justice project. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Archbishop Romero to be beatified May 23
Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador is seen in an undated photo working in an improvised radio studio in Salvadoran capital. CNS photo / Octavio Duran.
May 23 will be the beatification date for El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and repressed who was martyred in 1980 while celebrating Mass. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Somerville urges politicians to show 'backbone'
Palliative care physician Dr. Harvey Chochinov says people's will to live is associated with the level of physical pain they are experiencing. Also shown are panel moderator Conservative MP Stella Ambler and McGill University ethicist Margaret Somerville.
Speaking on a euthanasia panel March 7, Margaret Somerville urged Parliament to set up a Royal Commission to investigate the implications of the recent Supreme Court's Carter decision. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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